New Half in the Bag Commentary Tracks!

January 25, 2014259 Comments

You can get two brand new Half in the Bag commentary tracks here: http://redlettermedia.bandcamp.com

Filed in: General UpdatesHalf in the Bag

  • Rick Rickerson

    Soooooo, Spacecop is the victim of a money shot?

  • rhotaphota

    wooooo new plinkett at some point. probably!

  • Mark Bisone

    But with the blast shield down, he can’t even see!

  • Mark Bisone

    On a side note, glad you dudes threw “Hollywood Cop” a mention, which is also a classic. Tagline: “Raping. Robbing. Kidnapping. Killing … The action never stops!”

    We can only pray that Space Cop will one day meet Samurai and Hollywood Cops in mortal combat, then perform time-travel based fatalities.

    http://serialkillercalendar.com/VHSWASTELAND/HIGH-RES-VHS-COVERS/HOLLYWOOD-COP-ACTIONXPLOITATION.jpg

  • LelouchtheFilial

    You… you guys DO have a real job. You repair VCRs and… Oh, God… The illusion has been tarnished.

  • DeweyFinn21

    Finally. Another ad. You hack frauds are giving us what we want! Shameless promotions to crap we probably won’t buy because our cats steal all the merkins.
    Also, when’s the next Care Boars, you fucks?!

  • Mark Bisone

    They just gave you 3 1/2 hours of commentary you fuck.

  • Mark Bisone

    Not so sure about “Birdemic” being an accidental thing, Jay. The whole portmanteau nature of the title smelled funny to me. And wasn’t Mark Duplass Who Lives at Home somehow twisted up in that crap?

    Anyway, you’re right, it was a miss.

  • playdude92 .

    Really, glad to be working. All the way from #FuckYouItsJanuary to #FamilyCashInDecember.
    We all love you though, you beautiful frauds.

  • RLMkeepitup

    As a long time fan in FL who checks your site weekly, this update is an awesome dose of good news. And as one of the many viewers who doesn’t comment but tunes in to enjoy the free content and hard work, thank you. I remember considering the first Half in the Bag episode kindof meh because it wasn’t Plinkett. Although I’ll always watch ‘his’ reviews, it speaks alot about the talent at RLM that I’m always entertained with whatever you guys put together.

  • Percy Gryce

    Was Space Cop fighting giant spiders or something?

  • iagrmc

    Love, love, love this.

  • LelouchtheFilial

    He was basically just shoved into Mike’s attic, was forgotten about, and promptly collected dust.

  • Mark Bisone

    Mystery solved with Hannon.

  • Percy Gryce

    I’d buy that for a dollar.

  • dingus

    So since Plinkett started leaving clues (he pointedly referenced revisiting Star Trek V and then the commentary track came out), has anyone figured out what the next review is? Presumably from said commentary track?

  • Jess W

    You guys mention the Klingon contradiction in the AvP commentary, this comic explains it:

    http://www.whompcomic.com/2011/08/01/the-smartest-klingon/

  • LelouchtheFilial

    I haven’t listened to the commentary yet, but hasn’t Mr. Plinkett always made a point of saying that a movie shouldn’t need to rely on outside sources like comic books to clear things up?

  • Jess W

    If you follow the link you’ll see it’s a joke.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Is this the part where someone says “It’s gonna be great”? Or do we bring up Goongas now? I’m so confused.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Their real job is to scam people of their money, and they do that swimmingly!

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Liar!

  • ScottMintred

    Hey Mikeandjay, for marketing purposes you should get the preview image on Youtube to show something other than “The Phantom Menace”, “Star Wars”, and “Star Trek 5”. I almost glossed over this because I thought it was an old announcement for those old Plinkett tracks. But I am very excited to observe these new commentaries, and glad that I didn’t miss the substance of your fine announcement!

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Is there a reason why these 2 tracks are in the bandcamp vs. Mr. Plinkett > commentary tracks? I couldn’t find bandcamp right away until I just started clicking random stuff. No complaint, just an observation.

  • LelouchtheFilial

    My bad.

  • Unsubscribe!

  • Duckler

    Somehow Samurai Cop just got more entertaining..!

  • Duckler

    Agreed, a better link would be nice

    Edit: oh, there it is. Eep.

  • Duckler

    I thought it was an ad for “Two Hacks, One Torso”

  • Duckler

    He overshot his time-travel and ended up on the Krull set with Ken Marshall

  • Anthony D.

    One thing I miss from the early days of Half in The Bag is the guys going to conventions/film festivals. Mentioning SXSW in this video reminded me of that.

  • boodomi

    Mike and Jay should get jobs as cops… in space. Just like Rich Evans.

  • Duckler

    Since Space Cop once traveled back in time to inspire the Impressionist Art movement, I would call it more of a Monet shot.

  • SUPERSOUP

    Flog that shit to those mindless drones you call fans you hack frauds.

    Even if you finish Space Cop you’ll still live in Wisconsin.

  • SUPERSOUP

    It was a subtle hint that they had needed to stop work on Space Cop for a long time.

    You didn’t notice, but your brain did.

    Or maybe not.

  • SUPERSOUP

    That’s all that and a bag of chips

  • Jacob De Paz

    Why is Space Cop looking like he crawled out of your dirty basement?

    … Is it stylisticly designed to be like that…? You know you can diminish it a little…

  • Jeremy Davis

    it’ll be great. it’ll be great.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    Fuck the pain away.

  • STOP_RIGHT_THERE_CRIMINAL_SCUM

    is there really going to be another Plinkett review? cool, I figured you guys were done with him

  • Fartastic

    Oh no, you didn’t!

  • Joe Syxpac

    You both are sitting on the wrong sides. It’s different. I don’t like things that are different.

  • Joe Syxpac

    *rimshot*

  • Joe Syxpac

    No.

    He was fighting gay men with really dry semen.

  • How do I make eyes listen

  • Dixon Bawls

    hopefully it’ll work…

  • rhotaphota

    I’m so confuuuuuuuused

  • Percy Gryce

    You have offended my honour, sir.

    Pistols at dawn.

  • Percy Gryce

    I’m on record as saying that I would watch RLM if the only thing they did was stand-ups and man-in-the-street interviews at cons. I love that shit.

  • Percy Gryce

    Umm, what was the question?

  • Mark Bisone

    Forget it Jake. It’s Chinesetown.

  • Percy Gryce

    Good against remotes is one thing. Good against a city bus making a regular stop–that’s something else.

  • Mark Bisone

    And all this time I thought Mothra was a chick. What a plot hole!

  • Percy Gryce

    Weekly? Some of us check in hourly.

  • uncle bobby

    Hot damn! I can’t wait to tell Santa Claws about Mr. Plinkett’s new review. I knew sacrificing my wife’s dog to the Red Letter gods would work.

  • sepiajack

    I was just wondering where Spacecop was in terms of production/post production. That clip looked pretty slick!

  • Will

    So uhh. Who wants to help me find a theatrical cut of AvP to download. Step right up…

  • Mijk

    Hell yeah! It was about time that they finally made a Plinkett review of ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’, as I ordered years ago!
    Also new commentary tracks?

    WHAAAT. NO PLINKETT?

    Anyway, I buy that for a… oh some person already that that..

    well..

    humm…

    FUCK YOUUUUU!!!

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    I meant in their VCR repair shop, not in real life, down voters!

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    You have offended my gender, Mr. Gryce.

    Bring on the purse fight.

  • Paul Schumann

    whoa that clip of Space Cop looks CRISP

  • TapewormBike

    Hello there night shift, meet two new friends..

  • Percy Gryce

    Domo, who knew you were a she? There are so few of you around these parts. I withdraw my challenge.

    Now bring me a sandwich. I keed, I keed.

  • Percy Gryce

    Too late. Time for a one-minute Internet hate.

  • LukeMM95

    Agreed. I know they’re busy at the moment but I do kind of miss the days where Mike had “the time of [his] life” at No Brand con. Fingers crossed we get some more stuff like that in the future.

  • Dan

    Looks like a minor typo on bandcamp for the Samurai Cop Commentary:

    ‘Start the commentary track >then< the credit "Hollywood Royal…'

  • Dan

    Yeah, it did, feels like it’s shot with a big budget 🙂

  • LukeMM95

    BEST TAGLINE EVER!!!

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    I hope you like your sandwich with knuckles. Mmmmm, knuckles.

  • TapewormBike

    Some?

  • dollar store cashier wife

    I belive they are shooting it in 70mm with all that fraud money.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Noooooooo. I can’t handle it!

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Was Space Cop on the Titanic, too? Y’know, to help rescue the Peecasos and stuff?

  • Lono

    Just enjoyed your AVP commentary track and would be happy to listen to more of the same. You really have to watch AVP 2. Get beer, get popcorn and prepare to watch an incredibly entertaining so bad it’s funny movie. There are moments that will have you all baffled and laughing. Trust me on that one. (Imagine Dawson’s Creek meets an 80’s schlocky movie.) It is R-rated to a hilarious degree. If you record it and put it up. All the better.

  • Percy Gryce

    Just feed ’em some of your knuckle sandwiches. De-licious.

  • Mark Bisone

    Was listening to the AVP track, and had some thoughts.

    Like Jay, I’m a bigger fan of the first and third films then I am the second. Cameron’s “Aliens” is excellent in its own right, but tonally it feels like an entirely different film that’s wearing Scott’s original “Jaws in Space” movie as a mask. All the other “Alien” stuff is pure crap that I may or may not have watched in their entirety, if at all. I honestly can’t remember if I saw all of “Aliens vs. Predators.” It’s like Mike with “Insidious”; I’m pretty sure I watched it, but I can’t remember anything about it.

    Anyway, I think Rick Evens is wrong as far as the creatures simply being “animals”, though I understand why he has that impression. I haven’t read the novelizations or comic books (or any books in general), but by the logic of “Aliens” and the ongoing Predator franchise rapefest and through general osmosis, it seems like the Sci-Fi-nerdy aspects of these creatures have been overly exaggerated at the expense of their horror core. Basically, these beings are otherworldly demons from Hell made flesh. That’s certainly the way H.R. Giger originally imagined them, with their giant penis-heads and skeleton bodies. Add in some face-fucking spiders, mouths inside of mouths, explosive childbirth and you’ve basically got a demon that puts dudes like Hieronymus Bosch to shame. It sucks that such an imaginative and horrifying movie monster has turned into just another wiki circle-jerk about make-believe biology and bullshit social structures. The thing has a fucking dick for a head, for Pete’s sake.

    Also, one side-note: Mike, that wasn’t the “Alien’s” ship in “Alien”. The big dead elephant guy in the chair (who Prometheus now wants to convince us was actually a giant, musclebound Smurf) was clearly someone who worked on the ship, and also a victim of demonic face-rape/chest pregnancy. He issued a distress and/or warning beacon so his buddies wouldn’t also get face-raped.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    You forgot Rick Berman from the end.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    I like how both of the cover art pictures have the same picture of Rich poorly photoshopped onto them.

  • Anthony D.

    The No Brand Con video was quite possibly one of the funniest things these guys have done. I laugh uncontrollably every time.

  • Cameron Vale

    As opposed to one or all?

  • TapewormBike

    I haz not gud maf or gremmer.

  • Mijk

    They seem the same, but I like mirrored/skewered Rich better.

  • Mijk

    Yeah, that should have been read in Mikes emperor voice… from the christmas announcement… some years ago… you know…mhhm…
    Naah, what the hell:
    Fuck you Rick Berman! You ruined this, too?

  • Paulus Cañamonjas

    Good points. I always thought the Alien was an evil creature, not just a hunter. You can hear him laugh like a hyena in several bits of the movie. Not just that, he also rapes/kills a woman ( Lambert ). Also, he is highly intelligent in his own way: he leaves no track of the killings, just blood, he always attack the weaker characters, and he makes his way into the little slave ship…So as you say, he is really a demon, or some kind of Cthuluesque creature

  • Admiral Bone-to-Pick

    You perfectly anticipated my (and doubtless many other people’s) inevitable whiny complaint. When I saw these were Half-in-the-Bag branded commentary tracks instead of Mr Plinkett, I immediately thought “Oh no! They’ve gotten bored of / decided to ‘move on’ from the Mr Plinkett voice, and we’ll never see any more of his masterpieces again!” Very glad to hear there is a proper Plinkett review on the way.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    You can edit comments, eh?

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Mike has perfected the awkward, uncomfortable, lifeless eyed sit n’ stare.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Also, Dog Bark and Air Brake [ft. Space Cop] is looking pretty damn good! Glad you finally showed some footage.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    That’s what pansies do!

  • Andrew James Spooner

    Does the AVP commentary go with the Unrated extended cut?

  • Mark Bisone

    Right. Well, I guess I’m not sure about the whole “evil creature” description. More like a “creature of evil” (or as Plinkett might put it, “Those things that were birthed by evil magic!”). The creature doesn’t have a choice between good an evil like a human being does; it’s more like the substance of evil.

    “Alien” is one of my favorite horror movies, and I think that Ash (a being “birthed by evil science”) has the best line in the film when he describes it as “perfect organism”. Always thought there was a Satanic feel to that line, calling to mind the angelic Lucifer of the Apocrypha: presenting perfection (or it’s perception) as the wellspring of evil. The monster on the Nostromo is “perfect”, but on Darwinian terms rather than divine ones. The soulless robot Ash is like the fallen angels who follow the Devil’s lead and join him in Hell.

    Ash sees singularity of purpose, competence of execution and amoral survivalism as the pinnacle of evolution and the entire meaning of life. Then Bishop(!) comes along and throws all those rules in the toilet, so the story can become a dumb action movie complete with action hero quips. Cameron is very good at making this sort of film, so it’s not garbage. But the first film felt more sinister and mysterious.

    Plus it featured a pitch-black skeleton robot with a dickhead, and a back full of dicks.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I know I’m showing off my mad graphic designer skills here, but I took the liberty of making a poster for the film. I’m too embarrassed to say how long it took to make this…

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    What is it with Ricks?

  • Mitchell Taco Nash
  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Was that dog also a cop?

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Is there are way for only one of them to sit on the wrong side?

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    What’s wrong with your siiiiiiiiides?!

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    It is it moopies?

  • dollar store cashier wife

    Killer Ms Paint skills.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I hope it’s Avatar 2. That thing was disappointing.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I’m an expert in dried semen and it does not do what is depicted in this video.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    That’s where most of Mike’s memories go.

  • Mark Bisone

    Why is the car shitting on the RLM logo?

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    All for one and one for to rule them all… one ring to binder them? Binders full of women?

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Fork the brain away.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    To diminish the effects of the logo. It’s stylistically designed to be that way.

  • Mark Bisone

    Okay, fair enough. But why are there seven blue moons? Did Jay G. Abrahams direct the sky?

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    His pants will stay up, though, since he’s wearing 2 belts.

  • Cooy that. Keep up the good work, RLM! 🙂

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Get yer cock sucked!

  • Percy Gryce

    Just rewatched it. It remains great. They said they filmed the Q&A after the Phantom Menace Plinkett Review screening, but they showed only one question. Are they saving the footage for RLM Archive Volume 2?

  • Duckler

    Mike does have an inviting lap..

  • ident

    You made me re-watch AVP. You know, Predators aren’t complicated and so the fact that their very first kill was a defenseless man laying on the ground really sets the stage for just how much no one cared about anything in this movie.

  • Duckler

    Fork in the soul..

  • Duckler

    No, you misread. Space Cop was in his larval form.

  • Duckler

    When’s the next “New Half in the Bag Behind the Scenes Pictures Posted”..?

  • Mark Bisone

    This comment saved my life tonight.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Maybe SpaceCop’s foes had vasectomies and just can’t deliver like they used to.

  • Mark Bisone

    Once again, the free market reminds us of what we already know…

  • Duckler

    Yikes. I’d pay the $3.99 not to have it shipped to me.

  • Comatose

    Man, I sure hate thinking things immediately before RIch Evans voices them almost verbatim. I’m going to go home and rethink my life.

  • Duckler

    I hear there’s an open Rich Evans’ Apostle slot, you should totally go for it.

  • Comatose

    What they should have done was have the female protagonist have some kind of interesting relationship with someone on the group, like he’s a photographer that invites his survivalist girlfriend to be a guide on this expedition, and she has to prove her worth to this group for her boyfriend’s sake, and maybe have Weyland be a hardnosed employer that’s quick to judge. I don’t know, some dynamics? I guess it doesn’t matter since they’re all going to die, there should be no intrigue with the human characters whatsoever. It’s a monster mash picture, Barton.

    Then at the end, instead of leaving this girl to drive 500 miles across a frozen wasteland in a big cat, maybe have her get on the ship at the end and play a bigger role to, warning the next stupid humans she meets who refuse to believe her about the danger they are facing after say, an alien spaceship in the midst of a Predator-Alien (the toy calls it a ‘PredAlien’) rampage crashes on the outskirts of their mountain suburb (which is exactly what happened in ‘Requiem’, which had a little more depth because characters had families. They had no personality or interesting characteristics, but we care because of families). Later, she can even teach a scrappy group of survivors how to turn a dead Alien into a weapon and shield. Maybe some continuity and growth. Did they ever do something like that in the older Alien films? I don’t watch movies made before I was born.

  • Comatose

    Also, I would say AVP: Reparations was actually a little better than the previous attempt. Most of the characters are hopeless teenagers that die visually gruesome deaths (at one point, a blonde cheerleader is pinned to a wall and cut in half by a Predator razor frisbee that had flown astray. Thank goodness for ‘R’ ratings!). The PredAlien is more interesting than it needed to be, as it mouthrapes people by shooting a tube down their throats that implants dozens of embryos, At one point in the film it is either heavily implied or flat out stated that it cleared out an occupied nursery with a surprising number of babies for such a small, isolated town. And at the end they do nuke the site from orbit, just to be sure. Oh, spoilers.

  • Thanatos2k

    Where the hell are I supposed to find those movies??

  • Thanatos2k

    Oh god I hope it’s the long awaited review of Dragon Ball Z: Bardock the Father of Goku.

  • Thanatos2k

    Well if you go by the end of the Indiana Jones Review it’s one of seventeen different things.

  • Thanatos2k

    “Fake George Lucas wandering around” could be a hit TV show.

  • Thanatos2k

    That clip from Space Cop didn’t look like it was in 48fps or 3D. Don’t you frauds know how movies are made these days!?

  • Joe Syxpac

    Hmmm… than I guess it’s time for this gay man to see a doctor.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Indeed.

  • Joe Syxpac

    I’d pay any amount to have the memory of seeing it taken out of my head. So far styrofoam beatings have yielded less than desirable results.

  • Cameron Vale

    Wait, the price doesn’t seem to vary based on the condition of the DVD. Are people using them as coasters?

  • Cameron Vale

    You keep calling it “he”.

  • ScottMintred

    Oh, you’ve changed it now. Disregard what I’ve put!

  • Cameron Vale

    *gunshot*

  • Duckler

    No, it’s the 100 minute cinematic release. All you have to do is just jump ahead a bit at points. I mean, it’s not like you’re watching the movie for the extra exposition, drawn-out flashlight scenes, or anything..

  • Duckler

    Ah, but you see, this is a “moopie”

  • bb-15

    Thanks for the updates about Space Cop and the new Plinkett review.

    AVP is a guilty pleasure. (I burned a copy off of a cable broadcast.) It’s worth another look.
    As for Samurai Cop, does anyone here want to see that?

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I’d like to put a coin in Apostle Rich Evan’s slot. 😉

    Like, a Loonie or Toonie. Yes, Canadian currency is weird. Throwing dollars are strippers can be considered assault.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    How is that even a question? Who wouldn’t want to see Samurai Cop??

  • bb-15

    Got it. Thanks. 😉

  • TapewormBike

    It got my attention way back on HitB, but I gotta say, the thing that makes me want to see it bad is being able to hear Rich laugh throughout.

  • Mark Bisone

    It’s dead, therefore it can’t be a cop or a dog.

  • Robert Fitl

    Really looking forward to Doc of The Dead.

  • catnep

    Rich isn’t delivering his lines with as much gusto as I’d hoped!

  • Duckler

    Well he does have the weight of the world on his shoulders.. and the weight of a dozen hot dogs in his stomach.

  • Meester Smeeth

    Really enjoyed these. Much prefer them to the Plinkett commentaries. Nothing against Mr. Plinkett, but I haven’t made it through one of his commentaries. These Half In The Bag commentaries are a much better idea.

  • Cpt Oveur

    How do you make a movie about the most badass movie alien ever fighting the coolest looking movie alien ever (which already has a ton of source material) suck?

    Oh right…

  • Big Mclargehuge

    Whats wrong with your faaaaaaacing?

  • Big Mclargehuge

    I don’t like cobwebs. They’re sticky, white and irritating…and they get everywhere.

  • Big Mclargehuge

    Darn, and I was just about to ask you for some death sticks.

  • Mark Bisone

    I actually prefer Hollywood Cop to Samurai Cop, on the Batshit Insane Iranian Cop-o-meter. There’s not nearly enough raping or robbing in Samurai. Plus, Hollywood Cop’s got the avenging ex-cop dad from Deadly Prey in the role of Constantly Enraged Police Captain and a heroic renegade cop named Turkey who likes shot dogs. What more could anyone possibly ask for?

  • Paulus Cañamonjas

    I´ll keep learning english then

  • Dr. Blake Downs

    Cop Cop is still leaps and bounds better.

    http://mestadelsbilder.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/3719758_n.jpg

  • “He’s a cop…. but he’s also…. a cop.”

  • Everyone who watches the commentary should also donate. The whole “if everyone gives a dollar” thing. Maybe if these hack frauds get our money, they’ll give us Space Cop sooner.

    Also, I sent in some VHSs I found at a Salvation Army today. A storm is coming, and his name is Toby…

  • Great job!

  • LelouchtheFilial

    Not like Rich Evans. He’s… soft… and beautiful.

  • Percy Gryce

    Yes.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Liar! You’re with him! You brought him here to kill me!

  • LelouchtheFilial

    Only a Mitch deals in absolutes.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    …Oh.

  • Tabasco Jones

    I’d as for a Man of Steel Plinkett review, but that would require you guys watching it again. I would’t wish that on you. Maybe…Surfer Dude. At least there are plenty of hot girls to look at.

  • Cameron Vale

    Is there maybe some way to re-appraise Man of Steel, without rewatching it?

  • Cameron Vale

    It’s not wrong, but the aliens are usually called “it” or “she”.

  • Uncle Sporkums

    They had better not loop that scene in the finished film where you can barely hear Space Cop just as a big “screw you” to the audience.

  • April

    why is there weird beats music in the background of the AVP commentary?

  • This inspired me to do draw… you can check it what I made by visiting ma’ webzone.
    http://faddlechud.tumblr.com

  • Jay Stein

    Cool!!!

  • Joe Syxpac

    Tag, yer it.

  • ident

    A courtesy to drown out the movie in the moments they are not speaking.

  • Cameron Vale

    Step right up!

  • Cameron Vale

    *monet shot*

  • Taft you FUCK

    My allegiance is to the Stoklasa! To Bauman!

  • Taft you FUCK

    What…. What…. What…. What….

  • Taft you FUCK

    Oh my gorn…

  • Taft you FUCK

    Needs moar lens flares.

  • Taft you FUCK

    Or so the hack frauds say…

  • Jeremy Davis

    If you are not with RLM, then you are their enemy.

  • Steve

    How DARE you talk such shit about Plinkett. Down Vote, UNSUBSCRIBE!

    Seriously though. Lighten the fuck up, he’s just giving his opinion.

  • Steve

    It’s about time you frauds generated some new content. I was just about to unsubscribe. I guess 3 full hours of insightful, witty, and (free) engaging commentary will have to do. It’s no Plinkett review though. But that’s what I’ve come to expect from you washed up hacks. When are you going to get REAL jobs?

  • Duckler

    It’s hard to tell who’s doing a thing or not. This one’s a bit passive-aggressive though.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    *groin

  • hoaxss

    Guys, you just HAVE to talk about that Maleficent crapfest that is coming. It’s like literally the movie from that Hollywood trends video recepi.

  • GraphicsAndBeer

    I love Plinkett reviews, and the commentaries make me laugh as well. But I do like the HITB commentaries more.

    I think it is a nice progression, and we all love Mike, Jay and Mr. Rich. These commentaries have banter which is great!

  • Joe Bloggs

    Maybe he has more to say about Star Trek Into Darkness. Much as I love ST, I’d prefer if it was something else. The sooner that film is forgotten the better.

  • ident

    Actually, adjusted for inflation AVP is the fifth of all seven Alien movies, according to worldwide gross. So the world just got a little brighter. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/franchises/chart/?id=alien.htm

  • ident

    I have never wanted to get out a red pencil and correct something so badly.

  • catnep

    So he’s delivering his lines with ‘gastro’ …that explains it.

  • Jean-François Martel

    Faddlechud, you are a god among men.

  • Jean-François Martel

    damn, it looks so deliciously gritty!

  • Jean-François Martel

    I love how they didn’t even put the main actor on the cover of the Samurai cop DVD.

  • Jean-François Martel

    I’m gonna own up to my ignorance, but what is goongas?

  • Cameron Vale

    I’m sure the commentary will work fine regardless of where you find the movie.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I support you in your opinion which many might see as being in the minority. Follow your heart, Meester Smeeth. Not everyone here has to love the Plinkett reviews.

    Although, you’re missing out on some pretty funny quotes in your arsenal.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I guess I’ll share something as well that I was inspired to put onto YouTube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofSowNaihBk

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    The short, short version.

  • Steve

    I was doin like a thing

  • Mijk

    Whaaat? Neither Mike, Jay or Rich are in this? I call false advertisement!

  • Mijk

    It’s over, Jeremy. Big Mclargehuge has the high count (of upvotes).

  • Dixon Bawls

    All your commentary are belong to RLM.

  • Meester Smeeth

    I love the reviews as much as anyone, I just haven’t been able to get into his commentaries for some reason. I’ll have to give them another spin some time. The HITB ones are nice because it’s just Jay, Mike and Rich having a conversation, I think that’s what I like about them the most.

  • Meester Smeeth

    Yeah, exactly. It’s just nice to hear them chatting like they would on Half In The Bag and Best Of The Worst. It makes me feel like there’s other people in the room, and that it’s not just me, drunk and bitterly refusing to cope with the outside world.

  • Meester Smeeth

    Hey, thanks, man! I didn’t even know people were allowed to stick up for each other on the internet! You done changed the game.

  • Wilson Chambers

    Plus, Alien and Aliens saw the highest returns on budget — roughly 10 and 7 times, respectively.

  • Percy Gryce

  • Percy Gryce

    Who knew that Taco had an amazing Youtube channel?

  • Taft you FUCK

    You should get a screenshot of when Mike said “oh my gorn” and a picture of a gorn (much like the one you just posted so aptly) flashed on screen. That would be stellar.

  • Duckler

    Movie nerd!

  • Duckler

    I thought they just hucked them on Ebay, with everything else.

  • Duckler

    Oh dammit! Now I want a badly green-screened Rich Evans to start shooting random henchmen!

  • Hey I’m just like any other guy. I pay my taxes one leg at a time.

  • Duckler

    I appreciate the effort, but it’s getting tiresome. Both your “thing”, and real people bitching about not enough Plinkett reviews. Head on over to that sub-heading if you want your brain and soul numbed.

  • April

    wouldn’t that be a good thing, to help us sync the commentary? i had issues with it being off for AVP, even though i believe I was watching the right version.
    complaint aside, thanks for releasing this guys. 🙂

  • Duckler

    You mean the trailer? That almost worked as a film, actually.

  • Duckler

    Gorns is overrated. I mean, just look at it.

  • Steve

    I’ll downvote myself on the way out

  • Now I Get It

    Shine on…

  • Now I Get It

    No worries. It’s farts from a hockey player who can’t score or skate worth shit.

  • Percy Gryce

    Faddlechud, get on that!

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    The adjusted for inflation chart =/= the worldwide chart.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Where’s Deathlist? is gold.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Ohhh, commentaries. I guess I misread. I need to listen to one of those commentaries.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Aha. I almost missed that pun.

  • ident

    Corrected my statement. Thank you.

  • Duckler

    Taft, you fucking great President, you..! *Shakes fist*

  • Duckler

    I get the feeling that the real Rich Evans always feels mirrored and/or skewered.

  • chippy

    You don’t have daytime jobs ? really not ? cmon ? no ?

  • Percy Gryce

    Perfect.

  • uncle bobby

    No, it was an unemployed bitch. And now its a ghost…but to some people I guess that’s like the same thing.

  • uncle bobby

    No, it was an unemployed jerk. And now its a ghost…but I guess to some people that’s like the same thing.

  • marko112kg
  • Alex

    I see you have two Dragon Strike tapes now. Allow me to send you a third one.

    Please.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Fun Fact:

    When making the channel, I misspelled ‘amazing’ by accident, which is why the ‘g’ is missing.

  • I finally found a place online to watch Samurai Cop. I’m not sure how I feel about that.

  • Hank

    If you think that is bad, go to any pawn shop in America and behold the 30+ copies of The Matrix: Reloaded that fill an entire shelf just waiting for you to buy them and then promptly convert them into landfill

  • Andrew

    Great commentary. Thank you.

  • Thomas Mikkelsen

    Did you guys… intentionally mix in dogs barking, loud traffic and screeching brakes on that Space Cop clip to up the crap factor? And in that case, wouldn´t that be considered deliberately bad, which is bad-bad and not good-bad?! Will it even matter slightly with Rich Evans playing the lead?!? Well, what I really want to know is: Can we expect a lighter to the crotch or other genital injuries from this moobie? I really want to hear a roaring “Oww My Dick!” before it´s over.

  • Hale

    For some reason, the AVP commentary just wouldn’t sync right, no matter how much I tried to correct it. Other than that, really fun bits on both tracks, though the news that AVP got made instead of the other Alien movie with Ridley Scott and James Cameron was a huge bummer.

  • Paul Schumann

    So they mention Cube (1997) in the AVP track and I go and watch it. Not bad at all, certainly better than AVP. But the one thing that stayed with me was how this character was an amalgamation of Mike’s looks, Jay’s cynicism, and RichEvans’ superiority to most of humanity.

  • Chris Webb

    they definitely need to do more of these. It’s funny to listen to even without the movies

  • Duckler

    Cube is much better after having experienced dissociatives.. or so I may have heard.. once.

  • Duckler

    Their mail-carrier must hate them so..

  • ElCamino

    Another huge bummer was that eventually the “Alien” movie we got from Ridley Scott turned out to be Prometheus. Ugh, what a nightmare. As for the AVP commentary not syncing well, I had the same problem; I think I was watching a different version of the film than the one they watched.

  • ident

    The Captain’s line has three parts, not two, and the last part is the best of all: “It feels like someone stuck a big club up my ass. And it hurts. I’ve gotta figure out a way to get it out of there.” Also, Jennifer wasn’t at a funeral, she was attending Sunday service at the Episcopal church in Beverly Hills.

    You know, I just don’t think you guys are taking Samurai Cop very seriously.

  • ident

    You were watching the unrated version. You need the theatrical version.

  • ScottMintred

    RLM: I really liked all the Plinkett commentaries and the AVP one (didn’t watch Samurai yet), but can I ask one favor? Can you every-so-often add a sync queue, please? Just for those of us watching a slightly different version, or if we pause it and fuck things up. Like when Plinkett does his “boom, kablooey, kablam” thing, that’s perfect to resync things after they get lost. Just anything that references the movie at all (such as with AVP where you don’t even talk about the movie for half an hour.. not complaining though. I enjoyed it thoroughly).

  • ident

    I was watching Samurai Cop again and I just realized that the cake makes sense. In the lion scene, Samurai Cop finds out her birthday is coming so before he picked her up from church, he stopped by the bakery and got her a cake. It all makes sense. This is a good movie!

  • bongodoug

    enjoyed both commentaries. please make more!!!!

  • TapewormBike

    The cake is the truth! (God, I hate myself right now).

  • Taft you FUCK

    Taft like cake. Taft eat colored tapeworm. Taft receive sternly written letter from NAACP about the use of “colored” to describe someone. Taft smash.

  • Charon

    He’s a cat…He’s a cop…he’s a CatCop…or whatever.

  • Charon

    I didn’t have any problems syncing the commentary up to AVP. Thank god for that, because my copy of this movie had been sitting in a moving box for a few years now. The commentary actually made this movie somewhat enjoyable. Thanks, Mike and Jay, for helping me clean out my storage shed!

  • hack

    Ghostbusters 2 – Half in the Bag Commentary Track

    http://redlettermedia.bandcamp.com/music

  • I made a video trailer for the AVP Commentary Track.

    http://youtu.be/HNsTXpwgsX8

  • toejam119

    The original DVD had a deleted scene at the very beginning before the main title. It’s about an Antarctic whaling station in 1904 where predator is hunting an alien and a human is running scared. The scene is about 1min23secs long so if you just add 1min23secs empty space at the beginning of the commentary track it should sync.

    You can convert the mp3 commentary file to wav and then add 1min23sec silence at the beginning with Audacity easily, or you can just get the theatrical version.

    Also RedLetterMedia is using NTSC (Region 1, fps=23.976) theatrical video release (as my 23.976 release is syncing fine with the commentary track and also in the US they use R1 DVDs), so if you are in Europe or elsewhere with Region 2 with fps=25, you will have sync problems as R2 DVDs play about 4% faster than R1 DVDs. Blu-Rays play at 23.976 so they should sync prefectly with R1 DVDs.

    So the DVD versions are:
    1 – Original DVD (with the deleted scene at the beginning) – running at ~102 mins (NTSC)
    2 – Theatrical version (DVD or is it just Bluray?) – running at ~100 mins (NTSC)
    3 – The unrated version (DVD) – running at ~108 mins (NTSC)

  • There’s still some hope for the world. While you’re right that Alien vs Predator was the highest worldwide grossing film in the 2 series, but when adjusted for inflation, it’s actually one of the lowest grossing (top number is worldwide gross, bottom is gross adjusted to inflation in 2015):

    Alien
    $105 million
    $341 million

    Aliens
    $131 million
    $282 million

    Alien 3
    $158 million
    $265 million

    Alien Ressurection
    $161 million
    $237 million

    Alien vs Predator
    $172 million
    $214 million

    Predator
    $98 million
    $204 million

    Alien vs Predator: Requiem
    $129 million
    $147 million

    Predator 2
    $57 million
    $102 million

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